Auf gehts! Let's go!
Eins: French Coffee Press
Is it early in the morning where you are? Do you have a cup of coffee in your hand? Husband and I do not own a fancy cappuccino machine, an espresso pod coffee maker, or even the classic 12-cup coffee pot and I am, completely fine, with that. For a while now, I have been wanting to share with you my love for a French Coffee Press. What better day than today? Husband bought this for me for my 29th birthday last year and it is the perfect size for just us two. I'll explain more in the next photo!
Zwei: Fresh Coffee Grounds
To go along with our French Coffee Press, Husband received an electric coffee grinder for Christmas. I'm not too sure what is better than the smell of freshly ground coffee grinds coming out of the kitchen early in the morning. We store a variety of different beans in our freezer; Eilles, Illy, Starbucks, but Husband's favorite is a small local roaster out of Landsberg am Lech, Grandoro Gourmet Kaffee. We have become quite spoiled with our coffee choices in Germany and with the neighboring Italians and French.
Drei: Mix It! Dishes
I've mentioned these dishes before and you've probably seen them featured in pictures...but I just can't get enough of the colors! They are sold in Butler's which is a store out of the UK that is similar to Pier 1 in The States. The dishes start at 1,99 Euros and can be mix-matched. I bought them in cherry red, cobalt blue, green apple, turquoise, canary yellow, and classic orange.
Another favorite of mine, but definitely not in the $10 range, is this table quilt my talented Aunt Terri made for Husband and my engagement. It is a breakfast quilt made with retro inspired material. She matched my style perfectly and I love it. It just makes the mornings so cheerful!
Vier: Cupcake Pot Holders
My mom gave me these adorable handmade cupcake potholders this past Christmas. Not only do I love that they are colorful cupcakes but also that my mom supported a local artist. Good job, Mom! My mom found them at a local church craft fair and I sadly do not know the creator's name. If anyone in the McKinney area happens to recognize these please let me know so I can give a reference!
Fünf: Raw Lux Gems
Speaking of supporting local handmade artists, one of my favorite designers here in Munich is April. She is a transplanted California girl who sells her jewelry at local markets and in her successful Etsy shop: Raw Lux Gems. This is a picture of a pair of Raw Lux Gems' handmade silver wire wrapped earrings with aqua blue crystal pennants. These earrings are one of my favorite things because they are classy but with a fun contemporary twist. I'm talking about the twisted silver wrapped wire. Isn't it cute!?
Which brings me to Mainly Maren's...
This Back to School Giveaway is open to teachers, administrators, moms shrieking with excitement that school is back on, moms shedding tears that their kids are going back into the classrooms, and/or anyone who ever stepped foot inside a school...is welcomed to join in this giveaway!
Included in the giveaway are the gorgeous pair of aqua blue silver wire wrapped earrings from Raw Lux Gems, a handmade trio of cork boards made by your's truly (me!) perfect for posting reminders in any classroom/office, and a package of 15 colorful fine tip pens from the German company Stabilo.
How much fun would it be to write all those important dates in your school or family planner using these bright cheerful colors? I currently use a cobalt blue and coral marker in my daily journal. These pens are fine tip which I love because my hand has better control over a ball point. I'm secretly, or not so secretly to those who know me quite well, obsessed with handwriting. My business cards are even designed in my handwriting! (Thanks Margo!)
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Have a Fantastic Week Folks,